Swanson, Dr. Donald M.

Dr. Donald M. Swanson, 84, of Farmington, formerly of Southington, passed away peacefully Monday February 12, 2018, predeceased only days by his beloved wife Sondra of sixty years.
Born May 31, 1933, in East Orange, NJ, he was the son of the late Rudolph V. and Dorothy (Trehy) Swanson, attended New Britain High School and Boston University and received his D.P.M. from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. After graduating he served in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer holding the rank of Second Lieutenant stationed at Letterman Army Hospital in San Francisco, CA. Upon discharge, Dr. Swanson returned to Connecticut where he practiced podiatry in Plainville for 40 years. He also served on the Plainville Housing Authority and was an active member of the Plainville Lions Club for many years. He also enjoyed golf and boating, and was a member of Chippanee Golf Club and a past commander of the New Britain Power Squadron.
He is survived by his two children, Donald M. Swanson Jr., and his wife Sharon of North Easton, MA and Kristen Kenney and her husband William of Southington, three grandchildren, Erika Swanson of Providence, RI, Kevin Swanson of New York, NY, and Jane Kenney of Southington and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Dr. Swanson was predeceased by his sister Cynthia Budwitz.
We would like to thank the staff at Brookdale Farmington for their kind, compassionate care.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Saturday (Feb. 17) from 2:00-4:00pm with Prayer Service in the funeral home at 3:30pm.

Calling Hours

Saturday February 17, 2018 from 2:00-4:00pm

Funeral Service

Prayer Service Saturday February 17, 2018 at 3:30pm Ahern Funeral Home ~ 111 Main St. Unionville


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8 Responses to 'Swanson, Dr. Donald M.'

  1. Mary Semon says:

    Kristen & Family,
    Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoguths.

  2. Jim Costello says:


    So sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

  3. Gail Mercure says:

    Kristen; Alot of your high school friends Just learned of your mother’s passing, along with your father. It’s with a heavy heart I send my thoughts and prayers to you and your family. She was always there for us. We have many fond memories of them. It doesn’t surprise me they left this world together. They lived a great long life together doing what they loved. If you need anything please reach out. Love, Gail Mercure and family.

  4. Elaine Bowlby says:

    I know how close and dear your father was to your heart. Sorry your heart is broken, but in its new openness, hope you can feel all the love your friends and family are sending your way.

  5. Lorraine DeMicco says:

    To the Swanson family…my deepest condolences. We went to N.B. High together and graduated in 1951. May he rest in peace. Lorraine (Kozlowski) DeMicco

  6. Lorraine DeMicco says:

    To the Swanson Family, my deepest condolences on the loss of your dad and mother..
    Not that he would remember me, but we went to N.B. High together and graduated in 1951. May he rest in peace. Lorraine (Kozlowski) DeMicco

  7. Peter says:

    Donald and Kristen, I’m very sorry to hear about the death of your father so quickly after your mother died. Life is so short try to enjoy the most of it. Unfortunately I am in Florida and will be unable to attend the wake. Again I’m very sorry to hear about the death of both of your parents.

  8. Lisa Vaughn says:

    Kristen and Family,
    I am very sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this sad time.

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